January 2006 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
I would first like to mention that I am not a geologist. I have, however, spent the last 8 years intently searching for gold nuggets with a metal detector. I have found gold in numerous locations, and in several different types of gold deposits.
There are several news items of interest here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
The Maggie Creek Mining District, of which the Gold Quarry Mine is a part, was first explored in the 1870s. The transcontinental railroad had recently been built through the area. Carlin, a rail stop about 7 miles south of the district...
• ESA reform, finally
• BLM finalizes another fee hike
Gary Tainter sold his herd of dairy cows two years ago to dig for gold, and so far his venture is paying off.
The potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
The Bawl Mill • Rent, Lease, or Own Your Equipment • Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part I Recognizing and Understanding Minerals • A Profitable Approach—Financing Mineral Exploration With Oil & Gas Projects • The Grubstake Gulch Placers, Alaska • The Lynx Creek Placers, Arizona • Gemstones in Wyoming—Part II • The Mexican Gold Belt • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices